Where's Windcharger? Distribution WTF?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by bradforj, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. bradforj

    bradforj Well-Known Member

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    Is it just my part of the country or are all of the stores dry everywhere? I have never seen any Generations or Reveal the Shield after Jazz/Tracks in early December. I have never seen Windcharger. WTH is going on? How is Hasbro supposed to sell us figures if they don't make it to market?
     
  2. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Welcome to the pre-movie suckfest that is transformers shopping.
    I gave up on trying to find or buy any new transformers in the wild, going full online now. Gas is getting too damned expensive to play this game with distribution over and over and over and over and over again. /rant

    On a side note, I am getting a premonition that some civilian board police are going to roll up in here and give you Jive so I will provide you with the link they are going to fail to give you as they harass you
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/383877-thoughts-rts-drought.html a previous thread on the subject.
     
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  3. Autobot Burnout

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    RTS Wave 1, ANY RTS Voyagers, and anything past Generations Wave 4 have not shown up in my neck of the woods, and at this point I don't expect them to
     
  4. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Haven't seen any rts stuff aside from first wave but I have seen and bought most of the generations stuff including kup and scourge at a local walmart but I would like to see wind charger at retail
     
  5. LatinJEM777

    LatinJEM777 TFW's Premier Shredder

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    Eff it. Just ordered Grappel, Windcharger, and Wreck-gar from Amazon, for an arm and a leg. Preordered G2 Prime and Perceptor from BBTS. All caught up.

    For now...ugh. :crazy: 
     
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    In our country, Windcharger was rather plentiful last December. Now it has become uncommon. That was the case with WFC Megatron and Cliffjumper before, but after the re-stocks, they are now quite plentiful.
     
  7. C. Wallace

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    I saw Perceptor, and G2 Prime in my Target today....I am still missing Scourge and Wheeljack though. I imagine Windcharger, Grapple and Warpath are going to be really hard to pin down at a retail store.

    And what about the rumored Arcee?
     
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    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    What's the time? It's complain o'clock! :lol 
     
  9. Brainchild

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    Hasbro isn't selling you the figures. Or, they wouldn't be, if distribution was good around your parts. But that's besides the point. Basically, Christmas overstock has bloated the market to a point where there isn't space for new stuff. And that overstock is all of that wonderful HFTD you're seeing everywhere.
     
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    except a great number of places aren't even putting that hftd overstock on shelves.


    Normally I'd complain about all these threads about the same thing, but I'm finding the subject just as frustrating and am glad these threads keep showing up.
     
  11. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    Me too
     
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    I have 9 major stores by me that have empty pegs or Movie.

    Have yet to see anything new anywhere besides CVS or Kohls
     
  13. G1Wheeljack

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    I have to admit I'm getting worried about Windcharger, he hasn't been spotted at US retail yet and I'm afriad he may not. I know several Targets have clearanced out thier scouts and are no longer carrying that assortment, including mine. I also have some worries about Wheeljack & Warpath, but less so because stores like BBTS & TFSource are getting them in and Generations supposedly will continue on. Windcharger however has been out in Canada and the UK for months now.
     
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    The case breakdown is what is making distribution awful. Out of 12 figures, only 2 are WC.


    2x Backfire
    1x Insecticon
    2x Breacher
    1x Firetrap
    2x Sunspot
    2x Windcharger
    2x Chopsaw
     
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    It's definitely frustrating for sure. I was fortunate enough to find all the released RtS/ Generations deluxes at retail but I wasn't going to waste anymore gas so I got Windcharger and Grapple off eBay, Thundercracker and Wheeljack off BBTS and have a preorder for Warpath of BBTS too. I'm not planning on seeing anything new before the DoTM toys hit, sadly.
     
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    actually, its pretty dry anywhere i look.
     
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    I've seen all of them EXCEPT for Windcharger...Grrrr...
     
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    I ended up ordering Windcharger from overseas. $18 shipped is worth the headache of trying to find him later on. He's gonna be scalp left and right.
     
  19. Starwave Prime

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    I saw Windcharger at Target a few weeks ago but I haven't seen him since, I didn't buy it at the time because I don't collect scouts and didn't realize he hadn't been spotted at retail yet, if I had known I would have bought him and put up pics just to show everyone he's out there, I haven't spotted any voyagers but I've seen Windchargers case mates several times since then, hope this helps
     
  20. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    Another one of these?
     

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